Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Best Socket 1150 CPU?

Tags:
  • Socket
  • CPUs
  • Motherboards
  • Asus
  • PC gaming
  • Intel
Last response: in CPUs
Share
February 23, 2014 4:30:41 PM

Hey everyone, I'm looking at buying this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?gclid=CMPXrr... , and I want to know: what's the best CPU to throw in here? Keep in mind that most of my budget is going towards this board, so I am on a tight budget. In summary, best BUDGET processor that goes in the mobo I want, and this rig is for mostly gaming.Thanks, and happy building.

More about : socket 1150 cpu

a c 463 à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b å Intel
February 23, 2014 4:34:38 PM

Why would you spend most of your budget on your board?

And can you define your budget?

The best processor I believe would be the i7 4770K.
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
February 23, 2014 4:34:38 PM

What is your budget?
The i7-4770k is the best. The next best would be the i5-4670k. You can save a little more if you go for the non-k versions if you do not plan on overclocking. However, with that board it would be quite a waste to not oc. Just make sure to get a good aftermarket cooling solution whether it be air or liquid if you do plan on overclocking and use a detailed guide to execute a manual oc (much better than using auto software solutions). Have fun!

Thanks,

Justin S.
m
0
l
Related resources
February 23, 2014 4:47:32 PM

"Define budget/what is your budget"- For me, budget is best price to performance ratio, no real "price point" per se. However, I have an AMD FX 4150 in my rig now, and would like to see equal performance for an equal price.

"It would be a waste not to oc"- Too broke to get a good ol' Hyper 212 Evo, but I will soon. Let's assume I'm not OC'ing, for budget purposes.
m
0
l
a c 463 à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b å Intel
February 23, 2014 4:57:33 PM

This would be my pick: https://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646e31230v3

It offers i7 4770 performance at a mid price point between the high end i5s and i7s. The only 'downside' is that it doesn't have an integrated GPU, which you won't need if you have a dedicated one anyway.

If your budget doesn't extend that far, you may want to look at an i5 4670k.
m
0
l
a b à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
February 23, 2014 4:59:19 PM

Same recommendations but non k versions then:
i7-4770: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
i5-4670: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For games that are physx intensive these cpus will help out well if and when your gpu needs it. However, I'd spend the extra $20 or $30 so you have the option to oc when you change your mind later. It's a lot cheaper to spend that extra $20 or $30 now than to decide you want to change your mind later. You can make up $20 or $30 somewhere later in life but you are stuck with the hardware you buy for the most part (of course until you do sell it but that doesn't change the day to day until then). Being able to OC does. My 2cents. I'd get a board that's $20 cheaper then too but I'm not here to sway you. Your choice ultimately.
m
0
l
a c 98 à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
February 23, 2014 5:02:29 PM

Jook-D
What's the point of using a xeon with such a strong overclocking board? I mean it's $5 more for this PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $249.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-23 20:01 EST-0500)

In my opinion the OP, doesn't need that board unless you're looking at overclocking, then you have a choice of i5 4670K or i7 4770K. Generally in gaming builds the i5 suffices although the xeon JOOK-D posted is great too and you don't need a nearly as powerful board.

If you're building on a budget then an expensive board like this is a bit of a joke really.
m
0
l
February 23, 2014 5:10:32 PM

To Jook-D : No, a Xeon is for servers, not gaming, and is the 2nd most expensive CPU yet.

So far, the i5-4670 is looking good, especially considering price.

And finally, "The OP doesn't need that board": I want it. It looks pretty. In addition, I will buy an overclockable CPU when I'm old enough to work for money, so there's that.
m
0
l
a c 98 à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
February 23, 2014 5:15:10 PM

If you're looking at a 4670, I'd highly suggest the 4670K. You'd only need a cooler to overclock rather than a cooler+ a whole new processor.

Do you REALLY care what your board looks like?

Fair enough if you want OC in the future then this is a solid board.

When are you old enough to work for money?
m
0
l
a c 463 à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
a b å Intel
February 23, 2014 5:17:19 PM

Silibant said:
To Jook-D : No, a Xeon is for servers, not gaming, and is the 2nd most expensive CPU yet.

So far, the i5-4670 is looking good, especially considering price.

And finally, "The OP doesn't need that board": I want it. It looks pretty. In addition, I will buy an overclockable CPU when I'm old enough to work for money, so there's that.


Incorrect. The E3 Xeons are basically just differently labelled i7s, without an IGP (exc. the models ending in 5). Regardless of being the most expensive it's the best price;performance at the top end, which is what you asked for.

And if that's your attitude, the i5 4670k is the best choice. As has been suggested.
m
0
l
February 23, 2014 5:24:13 PM

JOOK-D said:
Silibant said:
To Jook-D : No, a Xeon is for servers, not gaming, and is the 2nd most expensive CPU yet.

So far, the i5-4670 is looking good, especially considering price.

And finally, "The OP doesn't need that board": I want it. It looks pretty. In addition, I will buy an overclockable CPU when I'm old enough to work for money, so there's that.


Incorrect. The E3 Xeons are basically just differently labelled i7s, without an IGP (exc. the models ending in 5). Regardless of being the most expensive it's the best price;performance at the top end, which is what you asked for.

And if that's your attitude, the i5 4670k is the best choice. As has been suggested.


Thanks for the info, I was unaware of the info on the Xeons. Also, I assume you were referring to the fact that I'll buy a better CPU later when you say "that attitude". Got any additional reccomendations for a board for intel gaming?
m
0
l

Best solution

a c 98 à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
February 23, 2014 5:30:42 PM

Xeons are great with any board as they have no OC facility so do not require a more powerful one like the 4670K/4770K

If you're looking for a budget build, anything of the B85 or even H81 chipset will be perfectly fine.

If you want to run SLI/Crossfire, you'll need a Z87 board. You can get Z87 boards for $100 rather than the $200 one you was looking it.

My suggestion:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.30 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $344.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-23 20:29 EST-0500)

If you really want to OC then I'd stump up for the 4770k. The Xeon is faster than the 4670k due to it's hyperthreading technology which the i5 lacks.
Share
a c 491 à CPUs
a c 105 V Motherboard
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 112 å Intel
February 23, 2014 5:39:08 PM

Want to overclock? 4670k for $220ish or 4770k for $300ish

Don't want to overclock? 4570 for $190ish or Xeon e3-1230v3 for $230ish
m
0
l
!